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Sunday, July 17 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Gender and Gender-fluidity in the Genre (ET)

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We used to get one ambiguously gay character...usually a queer-coded villain. We NEVER got anyone nonbinary (why would aliens even have a gender binary?). As LGBTQIA people are getting more recognition in society, we’re finally getting more queer characters in fiction. We’re finally beginning to see queer communities, as opposed to The Token Gay Friend. The lesbians don’t die at the end! Let’s talk about the exploration of gender and sexuality in genre fiction, and how we’d like to see it expand.

Moderators
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Sharon Stogner

Owner, Devil in the Details Editing Services
Sharon is the co-creator of the I Smell Sheep website (www.ismellsheep.com). A quirky multi-media review site of Speculative Fiction that also provides author/actor guest posts, interviews, convention coverage and other WTF-ery. She is also a freelance fiction editor (www.devilinthedetailsediting.com). Born and raised in NC she currently lives in the triad area with her husband and their two daughters. She has a BS in Biology from UNC and a... Read More →

Guests
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Samantha Bryant

Dangerous When Bored
Samantha Bryant is a middle school Spanish teacher by day and a mom and novelist by night. That makes her a superhero all the time. Her secret superpower is finding lost things. When she's not writing or teaching, Samantha enjoys time with her family, watching old movies, baking, reading, and going places. Her favorite gift is tickets (to just about anything). | | She’s the author of Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

Maya Preisler is a professional artist, writer, editor, gamer and actress. Her art has been featured in many art shows at various conventions throughout the SouthEast, and she is a published illustrator. Her poetry and writing have been published in various literary magazines since she was a child, and her website was internationally recognized and featured on Australian radio shows in the early 2000s. As a gamer, Maya was one of only two women... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Suite 215

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